Martin Audio LE1500S 2-Way passive bi-amp 15 inch monitor

Stage Monitors


Martin Audio introduced the first LE monitor, the LE200, in the 1970’s. Since then its successors, the LE400 and LE700 have become industry standards selling in their thousands and gracing the most prestigious stages for an unrivalled who’s who of artists.


The LE2100S, LE1500S and LE1200S stage monitors are capable of generating exceedingly high SPL’s with a minimum of distortion. They are housed in contemporary styled, camera friendly cabinets of lightweight, yet exceedingly robust construction and are eminently suitable for any reference situation.


Martin Audio has long been heralded for ground breaking horn design and the differential dispersion horns in the new LE Series continue that tradition. Differential dispersion horns allow high SPL’s and consistent coverage to be achieved without running into feedback or excessive spill problems. The performer is therefore, free to move over a wide area without hearing significant changes in frequency or SPL.

 

 

Martin Audio LE1500S

* 2-Way passive/bi-amp 15" monitor

* Active/passive, low profile, high power, differential dispersion stage monitor


The Martin Audio LE1500S is a compact, high performance stage monitor combining high output and controlled dispersion with discreet, contemporary design. It features a high–specification 15” (380mm) low frequency drive unit and a 1.4” (35mm) exit compression driver mounted on a differential dispersion horn. Differential dispersion technology increases the area over which a constant SPL and consistent frequency response is maintained at ear height, enabling the artist to move around more freely.


Driven actively, the LE1500S is best used with the DX1.5 controller to provide crossover, limiting and EQ functions. When operated in passive mode the LE1500S, may be used without a controller, but benefits from the EQ and limiting functions of the DX1.5. This also ensures that both active and passive configurations will exhibit the same tonal balance when used together on stage.



Features

Very high output, low profile stage monitor

Single 15" (380mm) ultra-long excursion high power, neodymium motor bass driver

1.4" (35mm) exit pure titanium dome, neodymium motor compression driver

Optimised constant directivity differential dispersion HF horn

Contemporary design multi-laminate ply and hardwood cabinet

Active/passive crossover operation via external switch

Frequency response 56Hz-18kHz ±3dB, -10dB @ 48Hz

8 ohm nominal impedance

Discreet connectors

Fitted with 4 x M8 rigging inserts

Left or Right handed versions available


Applications

High power stage monitor

Flown infill via optional yoke

 

Technical Specification

 

TYPE Two-way reflex active/passive stage monitor

with differential dispersion HF horn

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 56Hz-18kHz ± 3dB

-10dB @ 48Hz

DRIVERS 15” (380mm)/4” (100mm) voice coil, ultra-long excursion, water resistant cone

1.4” (35mm) exit, 3” (75mm) voice coil titanium dome HF compression driver

RATED POWER (2) FR/LF: 600W AES, 2400W peak

HF: 80W AES, 320W peak

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER MA5.2K / MA3.0

SENSITIVITY (3) FR: 98dB

LF: 99dB

HF: 106dB

MAXIMUM SPL FR: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak

LF: 126dB continuous, 132dB peak

HF: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE FR/LF: 8 ohms HF: 16 ohms

DISPERSION (-6dB) 60º - 100º horizontal (differential dispersion) 60º vertical

CROSSOVER 1.3kHz active/passive (switchable)

ENCLOSURE 70 litres

FINISH Textured black paint

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel

CONNECTORS 4 x Neutrik NL4

FITTINGS 4 x skids

4 x M8 inserts

DIMENSIONS (W) 710mm x (H) 385mm x (D) 582mm

(W) 27.9ins x (H) 15.2ins x (D) 22.9ins

WEIGHT 36kg (79lbs)